• Newport man shot; 2 jailed

    NEWPORT — Allegedly shooting a man because of a dispute has led to charges of first-degree attempted murder for two Newport men. Bond of $150,000 each has been set for Leotis Gist Jr., 20, and Nico Cox, 23, after a man was shot in his …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, March 22 – Sunday, March 24, 2013.

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  • Wheels, tools taken from farm

    Charlotte resident Marcus Kevin Rawlings reported to police Wednesday that approximately $2,500 worth of wheels, tires and tools were stolen from his property on Mount Herman Road sometime since Sunday. Rawlings told Independence County Deputy Michael Darr that someone had cut a lock off a …

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  • Beta Club members awarded

    The Batesville High School Beta Club held an induction ceremony for 56 new members, according to a news release. Beta Club is an organization that was established to recognize academic achievement among high school students; its goal is to promote leadership, character, and community service …

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  • Peppersauce Players theater group formed

    CALICO ROCK — In mid-January, a group of like-minded citizens gathered to brainstorm about the creation of a theater group to be located in Calico Rock. Local resident Fredericka Silvey Johns coordinated the formation of the group. Although at the time of this publication the …

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  • Roebuck takes crown

    Rachel Roebuck was recently crowned Miss North Central in the Miss North Central Arkansas Scholarship pageant, which was held in Harrison. Roebuck sang “At Last” by Etta James and her platform is “The Bethany Project.” She also won the overall interview and swimsuit award. She …

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  • Holy Week services announced

    Holy Week services for Hope Lutheran Church in Batesville begin with Palm Sunday at 10 a.m. Sunday. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services will be at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday service is at 10 a.m., preceded by breakfast at 8. An Easter egg hunt will …

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  • Tiptons set to perform

    POUGHKEEPSIE — Pleasant Ridge Community Church, located eight miles northeast of Poughkeepsie, will have a singing at 6 p.m. Saturday. The Tiptons will be the featured singers. A time of fellowship will follow. For more information call (870) 528-4909 or 528-3568. The event is open …

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  • Cemetery cleanup slated

    CORD — Hopewell Cemetery cleaning will be at 8 a.m. Saturday. In case of rain, the cleaning will be Wednesday.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 12, 1993.

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  • Student earns WBC scholarship

    Colton Rademacher of Batesville has been awarded a President’s Scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College. The scholarship is awarded to incoming WBC students based on their college entrance examination scores. Rademacher is a senior at Batesville Christian School. He is the son of Tim and …

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  • New outlet store opens on Westside

    Anyone looking for a bargain — and who isn’t these days? — needs to check out Smith’s Bargain Central located at 400 Central Ave. Self-described “peddler” C.L. Smith recently opened the doors of his outlet store after selling outside on the parking lot for the …

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